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Can you see the secret symbols in the Armada portrait?

After extensive renovation, the iconic Armada portrait is on show in Greenwich again – find out how to see the painting for free The Armada...

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites – what the critics say

Acquired by the National Gallery, London, in 1842, the Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, colour and...

Boats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery

Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture that runs throughout the month of September. The month-long programme runs along...

48 awesome things you should be doing this autumn

September 14 Wings, Young Vic Emily, a fiercely independent aviator and wing walker, suffers a stroke that destroys her sense of reality. Fragments of her life...

Think about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is shaping up to present the work of a sculptor a hundred years after his death. Auguste Rene Rodin was one of the...

For two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation

For five tempestuous, scream-filled, jean-ripped years between 1987 and 1992, Bros dominated the music and fashion scene in a way that now seems impossible...

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using...

Avoiding the pulled pork apocalypse in Shoreditch

We Love Hackney campaigners celebrate the postponement of what they see as anti-youth licensing laws in the borough From the calm of Canary Wharf to...